Health and Wellness Research

Aging with Pride: NHAS​

Aging with Pride: National Health, Aging, and Sexuality/Gender Study (NHAS), is the first and largest longitudinal study of sexual and gender diverse midlife and older adults. This study assesses the health and well-being of over 2000 sexual and gender diverse adults aged 50 or older, over time.

Global Pride Study​

The Global PRIDE Project is underway with researchers around the world to join together as a network and to test the feasibility of an international project addressing sexual and gender diverse global aging and cross-generational health and well-being, including the impact of COVID-19.

Wellness With Pride​

Wellness with Pride is an ongoing nation-wide study to address the health and well-being, identify risks and protective factors and assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the social, economic, and health inequities and resources of sexual and gender diverse adults aged 18 and older.

Oregon LGBTQ+ Older Adult Survey​

Oregon LGBTQ+ Older Adult Survey was the first statewide community needs assessment of LGBTQ+ older adults in Oregon. Commissioned and funded by the ODHS Office of Aging and People with Disabilities.

Intervention Research

Aging with Pride: IDEA

Aging with Pride: IDEA is the world’s first intervention and study of sexual and gender diverse people with memory loss and or who help those experiencing memory loss. Participants work with a trained coach to build relationships and skills to address challenges due to memory loss. Funded by the NIH/NIA.


Our research has found that about half of the sexual and gender diverse people living with memory loss interested in the IDEA program did not have an informal caregiver to participate with them. IDEA Café is a pilot project that responds to the needs of this growing population facing memory loss alone. Participants build skills, support, opportunities for engagement, and access to community resources. Funded by the NRC/NIH/NIA.